Gloria Allred is the most famous woman attorney practicing law in the nation today, a tireless and successful advocate whose high-profile legal battles on behalf of victims whose rights have been violated have led to many landmark precedent-setting court decisions and hundreds of millions of dollars which she has won for her clients.
When a high-profile legal case hits the airwaves, we have become accustomed to seeing Allred in some key role as attorney or commentator. This nationally recognized advocate has built her pioneering career on much more than O.J. Simpson and Amber Frey. As a tireless crusader against discrimination in all areas of our lives, Allred’s legal reach has been wide and long. For the past three decades she has played an integral role in combating injustices and winning new rights, especially for women and minorities.
Voted by her peers as one of the best lawyers in America and described by Time magazine as “one of the nation’s most effective advocates of family rights and feminist causes,” she has devoted her career to fighting for civil rights across boundaries of gender, race, age, sexual orientation, and social class.
Allred is a founding partner of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, one of the pre-eminent employment law firms in the country, which has won national prominence through many precedent-setting cases over the course of more than 30 years. She has played a role in many groundbreaking legal decisions that have forever changed our lives for the better.
In her book, Fight Back and Win: My Thirty-Year Fight Against Injustice--And How You Can Win Your Own Battles, Allred shares empowering life lessons learned from her career fighting on the front lines for victim’s rights. From her vast and exciting experiences inside and outside the courtroom, she demonstrates again and again how to win change and become empowered to fight for justice at home, at work, and in every aspect of life.
Allred earned her B.A. with honors in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her M.A. from New York University and her J.D. cum laude from Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles. She was also awarded an Honorary J.D. from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law. In addition to being an attorney, Allred has held California life credentials in secondary school education and supervision. She taught in public schools for six and a half years and was also a lecturer at the University of Southern California for several years.
Allred is a three-time Emmy nominee for her commentaries on KABC television in Los Angeles and she was selected as one of the most important radio talk show hosts in America by USA Today. She has won the presidential award from the National Association of Women Lawyers and the President’s Award for Outstanding Volunteerism, presented to her by President Ronald Reagan at the White House. She has been voted by her peers as one of the best lawyers in America. In 2001, she received the Judy Jarvis Memorial Award from the National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts for her outstanding contributions to talk radio. Los Angeles magazine has named her “One of the 30 Most Powerful People in Los Angeles” and “One of the 50 Most Interesting People in Los Angeles.”